Ordering number : 18275
Katana in Shirasaya.(32nd NBTHK Juyo Paper)(accompanied with Origami)
Signature : Mumei (Motoshige)
(Teikyo 3rd by Honami Ko-Jyo(Mitsutsune)
Middle Koto:Jyo Jyo Saku:SAijyo Oowazamono cutting test ranking
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gols wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 64.1 cm or 25.236inches.
Sori 1.06:cm or 0.42 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.83cm or 1.114 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period 1334.
Shape : The blade is oo suriage mumie.(cut shortened)
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with uturi appear.
Beautiful fantastic texture.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha with ashi and sakasa ashi work.
Boshi: Midarekomi style.
Special feature:Osafune Motoshige is confirmed from Seiwa era 5 nen.(1316)to Nanbokucho period Jouji era. (about 1362)
It is said there are 1st and 2nd generation meanwhile. This blade is Suguha-hamon with tight Nioikuchi and Saka-Ashi like a Aoe.
This Kodachi style blade is very rare around that time. This fantastic blade has signature and also uramei (Nengo)
which is very precious item. We strongly recommend this fantastic blade for your collection.
From Aoi Art:Osafune Motoshige started from late Kamakura period Syowa 5th.And accompanied
with Origami which was issued Teikyo 3rd by (Honami K0-Jyo(Mitsutsune)
NBTHK also issued Jyuyo Token as Motoshige. The Jyuyo Token Zuhu was re-issued because of the missing paper.
The Honami Mitsutsune paer is very precious.
32nd NBTHK Juyo Paper
Origami in Makie box
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 3,500,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)